Mayor Breed Kicks Off SF Weed Week

San Francisco Mayor London Breed stopped off before attending the Giants home opener today to welcome participants in the first SF Weed Week, to be held throughout the city on April 13 – 20th.  The kickoff press conference was held in conjunction with a Cannabis Mylar Art Exhibit, showcasing over 1,000 commercial mylar product packages …

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CA Cannabis Tax Fund Monies Diverted from Prop. 64 Mandates

As the California cannabis industry, already overburdened by overtaxation, faces a raise in the state excise tax from 15% to as much as 19% in order to fund programs that benefit from cannabis taxes, a sizeable chunk of the Cannabis Tax Fund is being diverted into programs not mandated for funding by Prop. 64. By …

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March 2024 Primary Election Guide to Cannabis Candidates and Measures

  Read about all federal and state races, candidates’ voting records, and more at NORML’s Smoke the Vote Guide Every registered voter in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the March 5 primary election. Ballots can be returned as soon as they are received. Vote-by-mail drop boxes opened on February 6 and in-person voting will …

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Sponsor Lobby Day – May 6, 2024 in Sacramento

Read more about Lobby Day BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY! California NORML and ASA (Americans for Safe Access) are pleased to announce Citizen Lobby Day, taking place May 6, 2024 in Sacramento, CA. Our members and coalition partners will host a lobby day and training in support of state legislation to better regulate cannabis and protect …

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Join Us at Lobby Day on May 6, 2024 in Sacramento!

Previous Next Previous Next Thank you to our sponsors! Previous Next All Californians are invited to attend the California NORML/Americans for Safe Access Citizen Lobby Day on Monday, May 6 in Sacramento. The event will bring supporters from across the state to meet with their state representatives and make our voices heard on pending legislation …

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Help Cal NORML Fight for Fair Taxation of Cannabis in California

Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, the cannabis excise tax is set at 15% of gross receipts from licensed retail cannabis sales.  Many local governments impose additional taxes on cannabis, ranging as high as 10% in some jurisdictions, including Los Angeles. Cannabis is heavily overtaxed relative to comparable goods in California.  Adding the sales …

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Patient Compassion Programs, Cannabis Cafés, and Lab Practices Among Cannabis Bills in California for 2024

Please support Cal NORML with a personal or business membership to help us advance cannabis consumers rights in California! Here are bills that Cal NORML is tracking or lobbying on in California for 2024. Some are two-year bills carried over from last year, with various deadlines for them to see hearings, depending on their progress …

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CANNABIS OVERDOSES IN CALIFORNIA; CUT THE RAP-C

An analysis by the SJ Mercury News found that California has earned more than $5.7 in tax revenue since California legalized recreational cannabis sales in 2017, and the only significant negative result of legalization is an increase in medical emergencies attributed to cannabis. “It’s possible that people are much more likely to go to the ER (or take …

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Cal NORML 2024 Legal Seminar Now Viewable Online

Learn About New Cannabis Laws Taking Effect in California in 2024, Pending Federal Legislation, and More.  5.25 MCLE Credits GET ACCESS TO SESSION RECORDINGS Sponsored by: Learn about new California laws affecting cannabis consumers and businesses from top attorneys in the field. California attorneys can earn MCLE credits for attending online. Cal NORML’s Legal Seminar …

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Employers May Not Discriminate Against Californians Due to Off-the-Job or Past Cannabis Use Starting on January 1

Starting on January 1, 2024, most Californians are now protected by a Cal NORML-sponsored bill which states that employers may not refuse to hire, fire, or penalize an employee based on the results of hair or urine tests for marijuana. A second law disallows asking about past marijuana use by prospective employees.  Download a Fact …

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